Ric Conn

Artist’s Statement

I believe in equality and I want my work to reflect that. I am a figurative artist and my paintings are from the female perspective because, unfortunately, women are still targeted unfairly so I put them front and center to show that, for one thing, we are all equal and also I want the issues to confront the viewer to generate awareness.

I deal with relevant social issues, equality, empowerment and psychological conditions. I want to viewer to feel something (either positive or negative) when viewing my work to increase awareness and understanding.

I am an expressionist artist, my style is inspired mostly by Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch, Picasso, Matisse and the Expressionists

The unrelenting knowledge that I was born and artist and will die an artist has enabled me to persevere and to understand myself, to create my own way.

Current Series: Equality and Empowerment from the female perspective